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Cartoon showing what happens to a drop of gasoline from the time it flows into the gas tank to when it is exploded in the engine cylinder. This "fantastic voyage" through a glisteningly clean Chevrolet engine is an excellent example of the soft-sell industrial, where the product that's promoted is hardly ever mentioned by name.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor: Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Automobiles: Engineering; Oil industry; Animation: Advertising
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: What a BEAUTIFUL car!!!!!!!!
It is an interesting little film and the car is just amazing! WOW! I wish I had a car like that now... it would be worth $$$$$$.
Subject: BEST CARTOON EVER
This is innovative and clever.
Thanks Rick. Nice for stock footage too.
It's cute and fun to watch.
Subject: Nice film FTW
More fun than a gun.
Subject: Fun Film
I love this little film, and I honestly wish today's advertising could be this good. In fact, It's Cute, Amusing and even Charming!
Subject: drop of gasoline
I love the intgration of cartoon & video. Reminds me of the old disney cartoons.
Christine Hennig -
Subject: Air Pollution from Angels
This cute animated Jam Handy film for GM shows the journey of a gasoline drop down the fuel line to the engine, where it is vaporized, turning it into an angel which flies out of the exhaust pipe. I wonÂt touch with a ten-foot pole the theological issues involved here. IÂll just say that this is a fun film with a great ÂMr. ProductÂ character. Remember, folks, every time you drive, angels are flying out of your exhaust pipe. Or at least they did in the days before catalytic converters.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.
Karma Hawk -
Subject: And this needed an explanation why?
This film unlike a lot of films on this site (I'm looking at you Jay) does have a clear purpose, it shows us what happens to gasoline once it enters the car, but the peculiar thing about this short is why Chevorlet felt the need to make a film about it. It really doesn't show off any features of Cheverlet cars as oposed to others, and for the most part the gasoline pretty much takes an uneventful path through the automobile. It's a great film but it kind of leaves you wondering why Cheverlet felt it was so vital for us to know about the journey of a gas drop.
Subject: Cute animation about cruelty to gas drops!
In this very cute animated film we find out how gas is disttributed to make engines go. Chevrolet has done this type of film before, making the most complex automotive functions palatable on film to the general public. Another example of this is 'Around The Corner' about turning axles. Here, we follow a cute frop of gasoline (which is white, almost sperm like.. this point makes the whole film almost sexual) as we follow it's way down it's many curves of an engine ultimately to be VAPORIZED! But don't worry, as all of this nastiness is neatly explained away. The droplet is HAPPY to be vaporized1 A rather bizarre little short. Reccomended!